Gypsy No More

It’s been a long time… and a whole lot has happened.  To bring you up to speed, please read this post first:  1010ParkPlace.

We spent the month of December in San Antonio,  and as much as we love the city, we disliked our RV site; huge motorhomes packed-in in like sardines! Our neighbor’s bedroom window was less than 3 feet from out bathroom window, and we were bumpin’ booties with a 45’ Phaeton! No privacy or space.

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But, on a walk thru the park we made some fabulous new friends from Montreal and had the pleasure of spending lots of time with them!

Sitting in the crowded, cold, wintery park, we began toying with the idea of buying a small home, but Austin’s housing prices and horrible traffic made us decide to look a bit further north. We found three very nice homes in Georgetown, TX, 45 minutes from Austin. Look at this sunset, the kitchen faces due west!

EVERYTHING WORKED OUT EASILY, AND A DEAL WAS STRUCK!

EF3236A2-825B-418F-876C-6AE2EFC3A1C8There are many things we appreciate more than ever about home-ownership… although we really do miss being on the road.

A GYPSY SPIRIT DOESN’T GO AWAY JUST BECAUSE YOU BUY A HOUSE.

We’ve also bought another Harley,  and the motorhome is for sale now. We will return to traveling in our truck, pulling the bike in it’s trailer.  We’re blessed to have dear friends living in lots of great places to go visit…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have a neighbor whose whole lawn is Bluebonnets!

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(Their perfume is soft and sweet…)

We went on a long-planned road-trip April 11-14th out to Big Bend, Texas. It was supposed to be a motorcycles-only trip with seven couples, but the only way my doctors would let me go – was if I didn’t ride. To be honest – the way I felt, I could’t have managed being on a bike the whole way. I was still  “pixelating.”  LOL!

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(Love shooting through the sunroof)

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(My sweetheart, courtesy CPP)

I had the comfort and luxury of riding in the truck, which also provided extra space for everyone to throw their rain-gear, extra leathers, purses, snacks, and coolers full of water… and, uh, beer.

I was spared the gusting wind, the heat, the extreme cold… and had lots of time to think, without distraction, as we drove southwest across Texas to the Big Bend area: Marathon, Terlingua, and Alpine.

Ours is a great group of close friends that have been riding together for almost 20 years!  The gentlemen:BA9EC55B-93F8-4BE2-AE43-B9CE451F2BFD

 

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(The whole gang. Attention, please! Like herding cats.)

I don’t remember who took this great photo – but The Gage Hotel, and it’s White Buffalo Bar, are one of our favorite places to stay when heading west. Beautiful rooms, great lounging areas, delectable food! Always great service. And, bit of Western history.  Look at that sweet face!

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Until next time,

XO Donna

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